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Postby lastingsgriller » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:32 am

Element wrote:There might be something to this 'throw him inside' stuff. It's strange, but he stands in the front of the batter's box. He's looking to go away virtually every time and hoping to react on anything inside.

That was tony gwynn's philosophy on hitting. Seemed to work for him.
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Re: Puig Watch

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:38 am

Puig has potential to continue to be really good. I doubt he remains this good, in fact I would highly highly doubt he remains this good this season. I think it's more likely he comes crashing back down to normal.
he has some numbers that in no way are sustainable.
.450 BABIP.
30.4 FB% with 57.1 HR/FB.
despite his numbers he only has 3.4 BB%.

what happens once Kemp and Crawford are both healthy?
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Re: Puig Watch

Postby BChinly » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:40 am

SpecialFNK wrote:Puig has potential to continue to be really good. I doubt he remains this good, in fact I would highly highly doubt he remains this good this season. I think it's more likely he comes crashing back down to normal.
he has some numbers that in no way are sustainable.
.450 BABIP.
30.4 FB% with 57.1 HR/FB.
despite his numbers he only has 3.4 BB%.

what happens once Kemp and Crawford are both healthy?


It should be noted that even if you include his Spring Training stats, he has yet to draw a walk that was not intentional...
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Re: Puig Watch

Postby kab21 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:25 am

SpecialFNK wrote:Puig has potential to continue to be really good. I doubt he remains this good, in fact I would highly highly doubt he remains this good this season. I think it's more likely he comes crashing back down to normal.
he has some numbers that in no way are sustainable.
.450 BABIP.
30.4 FB% with 57.1 HR/FB.
despite his numbers he only has 3.4 BB%.

what happens once Kemp and Crawford are both healthy?


I think everyone is shocked that he won't maintain a 1.447 OPS and hit a HR every other game. Shocked.
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Re: Puig Watch

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:52 pm

I doubt Puig is going to have 1st or 2nd round value the rest of the season. I doubt he even has 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th round value.
it wouldn't surprise me when he cools back off to normal and Crawford and Kemp return, that Puig could find himself back in the minors.
I guess it all comes down to Ethier. he isn't having very good numbers right now, but I think he could just as easily get back to his normal level, that he has shown through his career to do.
now IF Puig is still hitting like this, then he will play. but I think he is going to cool off quite a bit from this stretch.
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Re: Puig Watch

Postby CBMGreatOne » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:07 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:I doubt Puig is going to have 1st or 2nd round value the rest of the season. I doubt he even has 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th round value.
it wouldn't surprise me when he cools back off to normal and Crawford and Kemp return, that Puig could find himself back in the minors.
I guess it all comes down to Ethier. he isn't having very good numbers right now, but I think he could just as easily get back to his normal level, that he has shown through his career to do.
now IF Puig is still hitting like this, then he will play. but I think he is going to cool off quite a bit from this stretch.


This is an incredibly bearish take. I think we'd be getting ahead of ourselves if we expect 1st/2nd round production over the remainder of the season, but somewhere between 3rd and 6th sounds about right, which is still fantastic for a free agent pickup. Minors? That's pretty much already out of the picture. Just my opinion, but I'm nowhere close to alone.
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Re: Puig Watch

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:24 pm

if Puig is staying with the Dodgers, would they do that to have him play every day, or would they keep him around for 2 to 3 games a week?
if Puig is going to be starting every day, then which one of Kemp/Crawford/Ethier is he replacing? clearly right now Ethier isn't hitting, but I look at what he has done before this season and I think he can get back to that level.
do the Dodgers just bench Ethier and play Puig? can they trade Ethier? this is his contract details from rotoworld.
2012: $10.95 million, 2013: $13.5 million, 2014: $15.5 million, 2015: $18 million, 2016: $18 million, 2017: $17.5 million, 2018: $17.5 million vesting option ($2.5 million buyout), 2019: Free agent


Puig has a bright future. but if he isn't going to be playing every day, wouldn't they be better to give him regular playing time back in the minors?
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Re: Puig Watch

Postby CBMGreatOne » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:52 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:if Puig is staying with the Dodgers, would they do that to have him play every day, or would they keep him around for 2 to 3 games a week?
if Puig is going to be starting every day, then which one of Kemp/Crawford/Ethier is he replacing? clearly right now Ethier isn't hitting, but I look at what he has done before this season and I think he can get back to that level.
do the Dodgers just bench Ethier and play Puig? can they trade Ethier? this is his contract details from rotoworld.
2012: $10.95 million, 2013: $13.5 million, 2014: $15.5 million, 2015: $18 million, 2016: $18 million, 2017: $17.5 million, 2018: $17.5 million vesting option ($2.5 million buyout), 2019: Free agent


Puig has a bright future. but if he isn't going to be playing every day, wouldn't they be better to give him regular playing time back in the minors?


I just don't believe they would sit Puig. They'd give Crawford, Kemp, and Ethier 5 starts a week to keep Puig in the lineup 6. Again, it's just my opinion, but I just don't see other OFs on the roster playing every day or close to it at the expense of Puig playing every day or close to it. And this is all assuming that there is a significant chunk of the season during which all 4 of these guys are healthy, whereas only 2 of them are healthy right now.
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Re: Puig Watch

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:07 pm

I could see all 4 of them rotating in the OF so that they all can get playing time, if Puig is hitting. I wonder what happens if there comes a time when everyone is healthy and Puig has his 1st slump. does there come a time when they make the decision he would be better to see more time in the minors?
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Re: Puig Watch

Postby CBMGreatOne » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:11 pm

I suppose anything is possible, but there is such a huge buzz surrounding Puig right now that it seems to me he would have to really stink for a long time for the organization to be able to justify the move to their fans. There's something to be said for not being able to put the toothpaste back in the tube. The hype train is already out of control.
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